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					Inclusion and Exclusion in Society
          and Education


        HILA PROGRAM
 Case study - Michael’s Story

                 Hana Himi, Ph.D.



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    Michael case study
Michael is 16 years old.
His parents have economical
difficulties…
He was sentenced to house arrest
after stealing cellular phones…
As a result, he was appointed a youth
care worker...


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In the beginning, he refused to meet
her….
After realizing that the youth care
worker wasn't about to give up on
him … he started acknowledging her
presence and even have short
conversations with her…

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On the base of these conversations, he
was given the opportunity ( by the
court's order) to leave his house for
a couple of hours a day, in order to
join the HILA program.

*Please refer to Michael’s full story in
The enclosed document.

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     The HILA Program
1978 - a Committee
1989 - Free Education Law
Ministry of Education in Israel
Existing educational centers of the:
Municipalities
Regional councils
Closed institutions,
Boarding homes
Juvenile prisons


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 The Idea & Functions
Giving a chance to juveniles that are

excluded from the formal educational system.

24% age 14-16
32% age 16-17
22% age 17-18




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Average trend is 75% boys and 25% girls

More and more children come from
immigrant families- former USSR and
Ethiopia




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                    Motto
Never give up on any student, and also
never give in to a student who does
not want to learn

Success is measured by how well the
student does in each and every exam
and not only the final exam


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    General Background
Behavior and Emotional problems
ADHD
Social-economical situation
Violence (both physical & verbal)
Bullying



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The Uniqueness of HILA
Same subjects
Different tools
Different speed
Suits the individual’s needs

Agenda- Providing a second chance


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 Individual Intervention
By Youth-care Workers, Social Workers
Psychologists and Teachers

Focused on the emotional and educational
support



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ALTERNATIVES

Certificate that is equivalent to 8,9,10
years of formal education

Advanced students can also take a final
exam and even matriculation exams



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   Professionals Courses
Preparation program before joining the
military ( 2400)
Preparation program for joining the work -
force (3100)
Programs for developing social skills( 3600)
Programs for reducing dangerous behavior
Art- Drama , photography ( 6000)



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         Extra Benefits

To rehabilitate their self image

To increase their self confidence

To improve their social status


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       Changes in Behavior
There are many proven changes:

- Coping with studying

- Motivation to learning

- Getting used to obligatory schedule

- Rising self-esteem,

- The ability to adjust to outside demand




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          Changes in Behavior

- Finding and keeping a job

- Improving Relationships


- In general, being part of the mainstream




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              Certificates
Accredited by:

The Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Labor and Welfare
The Israel Defense Forces.

Acknowledgement factor


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                       Statistics
In 2000, there were 16,600 students in danger of
dropping out

Growth of 10% - 12% on average a year

In 2006, 18,000 students were considered
disconnected youth

9,600 students were excluded- 5,700 students
participate in the program today



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                    N = 1800
The number represents the 10% that
after being excluded from the
formal education system managed to
return to the consensus.
By doing so, they were able to pass the
Matriculation exams.


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      Personal Conclusion
The HILA Program is successful because :
1. The combination between the helping
   professionals and the educational
   professionals.

2. By integrating flexible methods and
   emotional support into the existing formal
   education system, we are able to reduce
   the number of children dropping out.


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